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ONLINE - Positive Discipline in the Classroom - CE hours available

  • 02 Aug 2021
  • 10:00 AM
  • 13 Aug 2021
  • 1:00 PM
  • ONLINE via Zoom - Washington, USA (August 2-13, 2021 EST)

 Deborah Owen-Sohocki, MS, LPC, CPDLT, &
Vyju Kadambi, CPDT, M.Ed

Dates and Times:
08/02/2021 - 08/13/2021
10:00 am -1:00pm (EST)

ONLINE via Zoom - Washington, USA

Language: This workshop is facilitated in English.

Cost:  $399.00 Early Registration, available until 07/10/2021. $450.00 Regular Registration.  Four or more registering together take $50 off the fee. Limit 25.

Facilitator Information: 
Deborah Owen-Sohocki is an international trainer, author, and coach. Deborah has also been an educator for 49 years. She has taught PK—HS, Title One, Special-Ed, High Risk Children, Montessori, and college adult learners and has used PD for 33 years. She is a Certified PD Lead Trainer and has taught Positive Discipline in North America, Great Britain, Europe, Malta, China, and South America. She is a co-author of Positive Discipline: A Teacher's A—Z Guide. Deborah is a licensed psychotherapist specializing in Adlerian Psychology of working with families and children. She is a mother of two, step-mother of four, and grandmother of six.

Vyju Kadambi has been using and teaching Positive Discipline since 2007. She founded Southwest Montessori Academy in 2013 where she helped many teachers and parents in understanding and using the Positive Discipline principles and tools to strengthen their relationship with children. In addition to over 20 years of experience working in schools and her Masters degree in Education, Vyju has consulted and brought Positive Discipline workshops to schools and conferences around the country. She is passionate about helping adults and children reach their own unique potential. Her own experience as teacher, school leader and a mom of 3 adult children enrich each workshop.

Workshop Description:  This two-day interactive workshop is designed for teachers, counselors, school staff and administrators who want an effective discipline approach that integrates social and emotional learning while reducing challenging student behaviors. Attendees will earn recognition as a Certified Positive Discipline Classroom Educator and will learn to: 

  1. Develop a large teaching toolbox of kind and firm discipline approaches. 
  2. Establish explicit classroom structures and procedures. 
  3. Create an equitable classroom community based on mutual respect. 
  4. Understand the motivation behind students' misbehavior and how to encourage positive change. 
  5. Facilitate effective class meetings teaching social skills and problem-solving. 
  6. Learn Positive Discipline/Adlerian Psychology for use in the classroom and school community. 

To Register: 


Deborah Owen-Sohocki,

Vyju Kadambi,, 260-615-5062​​​​​​​

Special needs/accommodations: If you have any special accommodation needs, please contact, in advance. 

The Positive Discipline Association is pleased to provide the opportunity for educators to earn graduate-level university credit. Whether you attend one of our live workshops or participate in an online workshop, you may choose to earn 1 to 4 non-degree credits. These credits are for licensure renewal and salary step increases only. The cost of graduate-level credit is separate from the workshop registration fee. Click Here for more information.

Positive Discipline Association courses approved for Graduate-Level Semester Credits through University of the Pacific will appear on an Official Transcript with a letter grade.

CES: The Positive Discipline Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No. 6723. 

Cancellation/Refund Policy: Workshop Registrations: A full refund (minus a $35 processing fee) will be given when the request for a refund is made up to 30 days prior to the first day of a workshop. Refunds are not available for cancellations less than 30 days before a workshop. However, paid registrants can transfer to another workshop within one year at no additional cost. Refunds are not available after a transfer is made or if you do not provide advanced notice that you will not be attending the workshop. 

In the event of cancellation, participants will be notified by email.

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